The exciting world of inflatable boats awaits!

Learn about every facet of using inflatable watercraft, so you, your family, and friends can get the most out of this great hobby. From basics to advanced topics, no inflatable boat question goes unanswered on PumpupBoats.com.

Are you new to the world of inflatable boats? Then my Getting Started Guide is for you! You’ll find tips, tricks, and how-to articles to start off right.

Inflatable Boat Reviews

After testing lots of inflatable boats, I decided to write reviews of the ones that were good. You’ll find them here.

Inflatable Kayak Reviews

Inflatable kayaks are in many ways better, then hard shell kayaks. Have a look at the reviews of the best ones.

Motor & Battery Reviews

You can fit an electric trolling motor or even a gasoline outboard on SIBs. These articles will guide you.


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6 Best Kayaking Shoes for Winter [To Stay Warm & Dry]

Kayaking shoes/booties are different from ordinary footwear. They need to be light, flexible, provide good traction, and hard enough for launching and walking on sharp rocks and gravel. And of course, shoes made for winter kayaking also…
Best Kayaking Drysuits

5 Best Kayaking Drysuits That Actually Keep You Dry!

Kayak drysuits open up new horizons, as they allow for year-round paddling and fishing even during the cold months of winter. Being able to go out in freezing weather conditions is a true game-changer for passionate kayakers…
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The 4 floor types found on inflatable boats

The flooring of an inflatable boat is an important factor to consider, since each floor type has it’s uses, pros and cons. The 4 types of flooring you’ll encounter in inflatable boats are: roll up floors hard…
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Recommended air pressure for inflatable boats

If you want your inflatable boat performing at its best, you need to keep it inflated at the correct air pressure. But as with many things in life, the answer isn’t simple. Read this entire article to…
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Real life expectancy of inflatable boats

If you’re considering buying an inflatable boat, be it a dinghy, pontoon boat, kayak, or just an inflatable raft, you are probably curious about its lifespan, so in other words, how long you can expect your boat…
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Inflatable boat with motor (Best boat-motor pairings)

Most people don’t realize that many soft inflatable boats (SIBs) can be equipped with an electric or outboard motor. But why would anybody want a motorized inflatable boat when you have oars? There are loads of practical…
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5 ways to transport an inflatable boat

After buying an inflatable boat, you need to get it to the water of course. How you will transport your inflatable will depend mainly on the type and size of your boat, and your car. How hard…
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5 step DIY floor for inflatable boats

If you’ve got the skills and a few tools, you can convert your inexpensive inflatable raft to a full-fledged hard floored inflatable by building a hard floor. This popular mod requires some handy-man skills, but it is…
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Inflatable boat safety guide

Boating is a great water sport, but staying safe while having fun is imperative. Many people have asked me the question: Are inflatable boats safe? If you’re considering buying an inflatable, or you’re going on a boat…
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